Nizip

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Nizip
Nizip is located in Turkey
Nizip
Nizip
Coordinates: 37°00′36″N 37°47′50″E / 37.01000°N 37.79722°E / 37.01000; 37.79722
Kintra Turkey
Province Gaziantep
Government
 • Mayor Hacı Fevzi Akdoğan (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Yaşar Karadeniz
Area
 • Destrict 1,046 km2 (404 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1][2]
 • Urban 93,101
 • Destrict 132,018
 • Destrict Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Post code 27700
Website www.nizip.bel.tr

Nizip (Ottoman Turkish: نزيب [3], Kurdish: Bêlqîs, Zazaki: Sêwrege) is a destrict o Gaziantep Province o sootheastren Turkey.

As o 2010, the population o the ceety is 96,229. It is locatit 45 km frae the ceety o Gaziantep, 95 km frae Şanlıurfa (Edessa), an 35 km frae Karkamış, which is an auld ceety kent historically as Gilgamesh an aw. It is quite near tae the auncient Roman ceeties o Zeugma an Rumkale, which means Roman Castle. The ceety is commonly ramfeeselt wi Nusaybin acause baith ceeties haed similar auncient names, which are Nisibis an Nisibin. Even in vera credible encyclopedias thare appear some confusions. Indeed, while Nizip is near the Euphrates river, Nusaybin is near the Tigris river. In excavation steids, valuable mosaics hae been foond, includin those of Triton, Dionysos' Weddin, Poseidon, Perseus, Gypsy Girl or Gaia, Dolphin an Eros, Physke, Akhilleus, Aphrodite's Birth, the God o Euphrates, an Europa.

In 1839, the Ottoman Empire an Egyp, which wis being ruled bi Muhammad Ali o Egyp (itherwise kent as Muhammad Ali Pasha), went tae war in the kintraside o Nizip on 24 Juin 1839. Acause o that, the war wis cried the Battle o Nezib.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Türkisches Institut für Statistik, abgerufen 12. November 2009
  2. Türkisches Institut für Statistik, abgerufen 12. November 2009
  3. Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 385.